Sylvia McDaniel

Collin’s Challenge

The Langley Legacy Present Day — Can love overcome a generational feud?

For generations, Collin Langley’s family has owned the largest Appaloosa ranch in New Dawn, Oregon. When a long lost member of the Jackson’s lays claim to the land, reigniting the Langley-Jackson feud, he’s more than irritated. When the judge allows her petition to live at the Legacy, he’s furious. Except the red-haired woman is as beautiful as she is smart.  

JoLeigh Jackson learns that the ascendant who joined the ancestral land with the Langley’s wasn’t the heir apparent. Needing a large piece of property to fulfill her dream of an animal genetics lab, JoLeigh files suit against the despised Langley’s.

Can the two overcome family secrets? Will possession of the land drive them apart, or will love lay claim to their hearts?

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Mistletoe Scandal

Two Broken Lives Trapped by the Weather

After a devastating tragedy, Everleigh Walsh’s uncle insists she come to Mistletoe, Montana to celebrate Christmas. Trying to deal with the horrible events she left behind, she is stunned to discover her uncle’s neighbor, cowboy Seth Ketchum, waiting for her at the train station. Just when Everleigh decides life can’t get any more complicated, an unexpected blizzard forces her and Seth to seek shelter in the most unlikely place – his home!

Being left at the altar, Seth moved to Mistletoe, Montana to escape the female sex. His plans to avoid women are waylaid when an unexpected accident forces him to help his friend and neighbor, James Walsh. Caught in a wintery storm, he quickly curses his chivalrous offer to escort Walsh’s niece to his friend’s ranch. 

The weather seals them together in Seth’s warm, cozy cabin, causing sparks to fly between him and the lovely Everleigh. Two broken lives are thrust together, caught in a winter wonderland where they must decide if they can build a future together or weather the scandal. Can the magic of a mistletoe kiss change their minds?

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Unlucky Bride

Flood waters and broken hearts…two jilted ex-lovers trapped in Bride, Texas

Laney Baxter’s ironic escape to Bride, Texas couldn’t be more fitting – considering she is a runaway bride! Unfortunately her plans to hide out have her jumping from the frying pan into the fire when she discovers she is trapped with the one man who broke her heart years ago – Chase Hamilton! Now, she can only hope the rising waters recede before Chase uncovers the mystery of their past.

Chase returns to Bride, Texas to nurse a broken heart and re-evaluate his life. The family home along the river was supposed to offer him peace and quiet, not the last woman he ever expected to see again. When the river rises, trapping them together, Chase questions whether his heart was really broken or just his ego bruised.

Laney and Chase are forced to face some startling revelations – including the feelings they still have for each other. Can the two work through their tangled emotions before the river recedes, or will long hidden secrets tear them apart?

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Cupid’s Heart

The Bad Boy Wants The Preacher’s Daughter…At Least For One Night

Preacher’s daughter Chloe Kilian’s luck with men has been less than inspirational. One was a cheater, two thought they were God’s gift to women, three had Mother Separation anxiety, and four were chosen by her father. The odds were not in her favor of meeting Mr. Right.

Bad boy attorney Drew Lawrence grudgingly agrees to fulfill an impulsive bet he made. A cynic, he doesn’t believe in true love, happily ever after, or the town’s silly Cupid superstition. The last thing he expects when he runs naked around the town statue to settle his wager is to bump into the preacher’s daughter!

Can Cupid’s arrow pierce Drew and Chloe’s hearts or will the two skeptics be more than even Cupid can heal?

A sweet, stand alone story of a woman searching for a lasting love. 

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Cupid Cures

Can Cupid Cure Not Only a Disease, But a Heart as Well?

Kyle Lawrence must fulfill a bet by dancing naked around the Cupid statue at midnight. Only he doesn’t believe in the superstition of finding true love, and he doesn’t have time for forever after. A beautiful investigator from the USDA has arrived to warn of a possible cattle epidemic. 

Life has not been easy for Dr. Tempest Tangier. A no nonsense veterinarian, who arrives in Cupid to investigate the possibility of a deadly cattle disease. But when she shows up at the Lawrence clinic, only to see a naked man breaking in, she quickly realizes the town holds more secrets than her forbidden past.

Can a rigid doctor with a famous past and a veterinarian with a gentle heart rescue each other?

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Cupid Help Me!

Two worlds collide, when a cowboy saves a zany journalist. 

Cowboy, Jim Lawrence, doesn’t believe in superstitions, hocus pocus, or folklore. After losing a bet he must dance naked around the Cupid Statue at midnight, not believing he will meet his true love. Unable to find a traditional woman who fits in his black and white world, he’s given up on happily ever after. 

Shadow Wilson, is on her way to Cupid, Texas to do a story about the fabled Cupid Statue, when her car catches fire. As she watches her car explode into a fiery ball, Jim comes to her rescue…and becomes the angle to her forthcoming expose.

Stranded in the small town, will the superstition bring an eccentric, wacky woman together with a rigid cowboy with a heart of gold? Or will their differences tear them apart?

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A Confession

I love Football! Shame on you, you were thinking I was going to confess something dirty.  Believe me Fifty Shades of Gray is not my life. But back to football. I could spend all day Saturday and Sunday watching football.  I would love to go to high school football games and watch the young players,…

People think writers have a burst of brilliance and then we sit down at the computer and the stories pour out.  When the idea for a book comes along and it’s a good one, you have to stop and think about what company would want to publish this idea. Is there a market for it?…

Katie: Bride of Virginia

Will the Mail Order Bride be his Next Victim?

A disastrous factory fire ends Katie Maverick’s livelihood and she must find something quick. Convinced to become a mail-order bride, she receives an offer of marriage from Daniel O’Malley.

Only Daniel isn’t the one who put the ad in the Grooms’ Gazette. His business partner, secretly placed the ad in Daniel’s name. When Katie arrives, a surprised Daniel agrees to marry her with the idea she could help make his life easier and still the gossip surrounding the death of his wife. 

Unprepared for the way the bubbly girl from Massachusetts eases his loneliness. Not only is she helpful, she’s breaking through the walls he’s erected around his heart. Troubled by the suspicious vandalizing suddenly occurring in the vineyard, Daniel wonders if things might not be as good as they seem. Is it only coincidental that the damage to his winery coincides with Katie’s arrival?

Could this sweet, innocent woman and his dead wife share a common goal to destroy him?

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The Christmas Bride

Eugenia Meets Her Match! Come Spend Christmas With The Burnett Family

In the historical western town of Fort Worth, Texas, matchmaking mother, Eugenia Burnett, has achieved her goals. Her three sons are happily married, and she has three grandchildren, with the fourth on the way. But she hasn’t given up her matchmaking ways. Now she’s introducing lonely widows and widowers. Until one widower, rancher Wyatt Jones, lets her know he’s only interested in one woman, her. Sworn never to remarry, Eugenia doesn’t want a husband. But Wyatt wants Eugenia and he’s one determined cowboy. Come celebrate a western Christmas with the Burnett family and watch Mama Burnett meet her match.  

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While trying to decide what to write about, I went searching for something new and inspiring and uplifting that would make you walk away happy on this Super Tuesday. Here in Texas the television is full of political campaigns as people try to persuade us to vote for a candidate in thirty seconds or less. Frankly,…